9 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

9 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

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9 days in New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Prague
Fly:  13​h
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Prague

4
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get some cultural insight at Fifth Avenue and 9/11 Memorial. Popular historic sites such as Ellis Island and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Gateway National Recreation in Sandy Hook, about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Times Square, stop by Kalustyan's, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner .

Prague, Czech Republic to New York City is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Prague to New York City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Take a break from the city and head to Antietam National Battlefield and Tidal Basin. Get a sense of the local culture at National Air and Space Museum and Washington National Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC day trip website .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from New York City in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Antietam National Battlefield
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Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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